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Tumblr, The Company Yahoo Wants To Buy For $1 Billion, Gets A Lot Of Traffic From Stolen Content And Porn

Tumblr, the immensely popular mini-blogging platform,

is in Yahoo’s sights as a potential $1 billion purchase.Even Facebook is interested in it.

But there’s a long-standing issue to be aware of – Tumblr gets a bunch of traffic from porn and copyright-violating content. And that doesn’t jibe well with any sensible advertiser.

SEO Book, a free tool for tracking search terms, doesn’t exactly paint a flattering picture of what people search for on Tumblr.

Some highlights:

  • shareyourwifewithus tumblr
  • snusk tumblr (“snusk” is a slang term for homemade porn)
  • tumblr nsfw
  • milf tumblr

And on and on and on. Buyer beware.

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